vinegar-like

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vinegar (ˈvɪnɪɡə)
 
n
1.  a sour-tasting liquid consisting of impure dilute acetic acid, made by oxidation of the ethyl alcohol in beer, wine, or cider. It is used as a condiment or preservative
2.  sourness or peevishness of temper, countenance, speech, etc
3.  pharmacol a medicinal solution in dilute acetic acid
4.  informal (US), (Canadian) vitality
 
vb
5.  (tr) to apply vinegar to
 
[C13: from Old French vinaigre, from vinwine + aigre sour, from Latin acer sharp]
 
'vinegarish
 
adj
 
'vinegar-like
 
adj

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